Hyatt Hotels Corporation, the American hotel chain with properties globally said that its customer payment system was hit by a malware last year in December. Now the company said that the properties include locations in India too.
A list of affected hotels have been released by the hotel chain that were victims of the malware attack and twenty of the names are Hyatt's Indian hotels which is ninety percent of its Indian portfolio.
About two hundred and fifty hotels of Hyatt have been affected globally. All of them are managed directly by the company and was infected by the malware with in a period of August 13 and December 8, 2015. The affected payment processing systems have affected its front desk, restaurants, spas as well as other areas of the hotels.
In a statement Chuck Floyd, the global president of operations of Hyatt said, "The malware was designed to collect payment card data, cardholder's name, card number, expiration date and internal verification code- from cards used onsite as the data was being routed through affected payment processing systems."
The U.S, China and India top of the name of list of the malware affected hotel systems. All over the world, Hyatt chain of hotels operates in twenty three countries.
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